Universal Access To All Knowledge
Home Donate | Store | Blog | FAQ | Jobs | Volunteer Positions | Contact | Bios | Forums | Projects | Terms, Privacy, & Copyright
Search: Advanced Search
Anonymous User (login or join us)
Upload

Reply to this post | Go Back
View Post [edit]

Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Apr 26, 2011 12:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: And when you hear that song ....

What are some of your favorite Stella Blue's.... I always like the one from DPs 25...among others...

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: utopian Date: Apr 26, 2011 1:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And when you hear that song ....strong Stella Blue

This is song i have come to enjoy , but yet Another song that never took shape for me until the 80's. The different tempo, and arrangement from era to era complemented some songs and others, not so much.
I have been enjoying tracking the changes, arrangements, punctuation, from the evolution through many different years.
Some of my favorite stella blues are in the 82-84 range

5-23-82 see also for a stellar run of peak 82 dead
9-15-82
6-26-84 they really stretch out done jams from this one

Peace

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: ice9freak Date: Apr 26, 2011 4:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And when you hear that song ....

8/1/94 is my favorite Stella Blue (and no, I wasn't there). This is a special performance, one of the best moments of the final decade, if you ask me. I have an incredible AUD of it that's not here at the Archive (wish I knew the lineage--just a random cassette) but this will do in a pinch: http://www.archive.org/details/gd94-08-01.neumann.nawrocki.12522.sbeok.shnf

And as far as '94 is concerned, the rest of this show is not too shabby...

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: scottyb Date: Apr 26, 2011 5:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And when you hear that song ....

6-28-88 spac always gives me the chills

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: rippley Date: Apr 26, 2011 1:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And when you hear that song ....

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1983-05-15.fob.sonyecm220t.keshavan.miller.fix.94516.sbeok.flac16

Sunday at the Greek, Airto & Flora during drums, Cippolina rockin it on NFA, a Charlie & Rango production. What else do you need? Oh yeah, How bout the most amazing outro to Stella your ears have ever heard? The middle jam is awesome too.This was a sweet, sweet show. The intro to Truckin takes so long cuz Phil couldnt get his joint lit! classic

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: stratocaster Date: Apr 26, 2011 8:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And when you hear that song ....

I concur in waves, I've droned on about this version here for 6 years now : D. best version of the 80s

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Reade Date: Apr 26, 2011 3:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And when you hear that song ....

Surprised there's no love for any of the early versions. (Sometimes, I would suggest, once a tune reached the 'featured balled' position it could get a little stale). There's a freshness to these performances right after they broke it out that is raw and very beautiful. Kind of like how some of the 'Blues for Allah' material never sounded any better to me than when they were first performing it in June of '76.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1972-11-19.sbd.lai.3910.sbefail.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1972-12-11.sbd.gems.107885.flac16

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Apr 26, 2011 6:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And when you hear that song ....

I'm not a big fan of the song, Rich. But I did enjoy seeing Jerry give it all he had in the Grateful Dead movie last week. I thought that particular performance, which I presume is from 10/20/74, was one of the musical highlights of the film.

Another rendition that I find particularly interesting is also from Winterland but on 10/21/78. It includes some eerie Harmonica play by Lee Oskar and is included in Road Trip's I/4. Unfortunately it's marred somewhat by an unfortunate audience recording patch that has been spliced in.

12/6/73 has a superb emotive rendition, and the Hofheinz performance on 11/19/72 is also quite poignant...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1972-11-19.sbd.lai.3910.sbefail.shnf

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Apr 26, 2011 4:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And when you hear that song ....

I also originally was not a fan of the song. Lately I've revivisted it and it is one very beautiful song. The reason I think that I didn't like it was when I heard it it was played outside in the daytime and in the summers heat it can really slow down a show. Idealy I like it in a theater like the Warfield w/seats and ac going. I've brought this up before about when they played this song mid set in Oakland Colisium opening for the Who and not the song for the time and like I've said the Dead at best were mediocre that day and the WHO played rings around them.Also the Dead ended w/ JBG, then the Whos' set is over and Bill Graham calls them out for an encore and Keith Moon SINGS JBG, iceing on the cake as they say..LW

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Apr 26, 2011 2:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And when you hear that song ....

10/26/80 and quite frankly you don't need any other versions, unless you're some sort of completist freak

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Purple Gel Date: Apr 26, 2011 1:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And when you hear that song ....

Here's my Favorite from a show that sparkles from start to end.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1980-05-08.sbd.remaster.82434.sbeok.flac16

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Apr 26, 2011 7:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And when you hear that song ....

Excellent recommendations from Cliff (though I thought the GD movie featured 10/17/74 -- can we get confirmation on that?)

I would add just one personal favorite. The 15+ minute Stella from the Fox Theater is one of the unsung highlights of May 1977. I believe it's the longest, slowest, most languid Stella ever.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1977-05-18.sbd.miller.79012.flac16

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: fenario80 Date: Apr 26, 2011 7:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And when you hear that song ....

Yeah, it's a famous show, but for me this has always been the one:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd76-07-18.sbd.ferguson.244.sbeok.shnf

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Apr 27, 2011 7:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And when you hear that song ....

very very nice show. I was at the Orpheum when they I think brought out Blues For Allah and what I distincly remember was the backdrop of the album cover that looked like it was painted. That was the only show I ever saw at the Orpheum. It'slocation was great kinda upper Market sreet where as the Warfield was further down Market...LW

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: BataviaSparky Date: Apr 28, 2011 8:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stells-a late bloomer,sorta.

Like the last couple posts, I really feel that Stella peaked LATE, maybe the only tune to do it. That 94 is unreal. Lots of unspeakably gorgeous out jams post-87.

Dont shred me now, cuz I know of lots of great ones over the years, but it just seems Jer's guitar tone was the best fit late in his life

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Reade Date: Apr 26, 2011 3:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And when you hear that song ....

Surprised there's no love for any of the early versions. (Sometimes, I would suggest, once a tune reached the 'featured balled' position it could get a little stale). There's a freshness to these performances right after they broke it out that is raw and very beautiful. Kind of like how some of the 'Blues for Allah' material never sounded any better to me than when they were first performing it in June of '76.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1972-11-19.sbd.lai.3910.sbefail.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1972-12-11.sbd.gems.107885.flac16

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Jack o' Roses Date: Apr 26, 2011 10:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And when you hear that song ....

A minority report: http://www.archive.org/details/gd1986-03-21.beyerm160.d5scott.107555.flac16

Let me know what y'all think of this generally questionable year... Awesome Stella to me, & Supplication-> Let It Grow transition is quite memorable

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: utopian Date: Apr 26, 2011 1:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And when you hear that song ....

Very nice 86

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: esreveRDelay Date: Apr 26, 2011 1:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: And when you hear that song ....

So Many Roads Box set, best ending ever!